Golf News for Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Business

Pacific Links International adds nine clubs to Golf Network roster

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Pacific Links International announced that it has added nine new clubs to its roster of Pacific Links Golf Network affiliate and reciprocal courses. The clubs include: The Members Club at Four Streams in Beallsville, MD, Tobiano Golf Club in Kamloops, BC (#10, 2012 SCOREGolf Top 100), Blackhawk Golf Club (#13, 2012 SCOREGolf Top 100) in Spruce Grove, AB and one other SCOREGolf Top 100 north Toronto course soon to be announced. Also included are international course additions: Terrace Downs and Clearwater Golf Club in New Zealand, Glenmarie and Sutera Golf Club in Malaysia, Twin Creeks Golf Club in Australia and The Orchard Golf Club in the Philippines.

With more than 100 courses worldwide to choose from, Pacific Links Golf Network is perfect for golfers who travel extensively, enjoy playing a variety of courses or simply want the service and prestige of a private club. An innovative and affordable membership option, Golf Network members can enjoy a maximum of three rounds per year at any one club and six rounds per year within the member's primary residential region.

"A Golf Network Membership is ideal for those who travel frequently, work around the world, relocate often, or who simply enjoy the occasional round of golf but want the service and prestige of a private club membership," said Bruce Simmonds, Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Links International. "Our goal is to offer members access to many of the world's great courses, with membership levels and plans that make sense in their life and their budgets."

Designed by Alberta native, Rod Whitman, Blackhawk Golf Course is ranked 13 on SCORE Golf Magazine's list of top courses in Canada and is quickly earning the reputation as one of the premier golf facilities in the country. Four Streams was designed by Nick Price and Steve Smyers and offers challenging and exhilarating play for its members. Award-winning Canadian golf architect Thomas McBroom designed the Tobiano course to be as visually captivating as it is thrilling to play. With a presence stretching from North America to South East Asia and Australia, Pacific Links International's course count has swelled to more than 100.

"The Four Streams management team is pleased to enter into a partnership with Pacific Links Golf Network," said Mike Rymer, PGA Head Professional, Four Streams Golf Club. "Our members are looking forward to the chance to join such a prestigious membership program and take advantage of the access to top-notch clubs around the globe."

Pacific Links plans to continue to grow its impressive portfolio and introduce an additional 50 affiliate golf clubs in 2014 and 150 clubs over the next three years with a presence in every major metropolitan destination and golf market in North America. PLI will specifically target clubs in: New York, Florida, Arizona, California and Pennsylvania as well as several international markets such as Toronto and New Zealand. For more information, and a full list of clubs, visit www.pacificlinks.com.

About Pacific Links International
Pacific Links International is a Canadian-owned golf corporation that provides member access to more than 100 quality golf clubs by some of the game's greatest designers including Pete Dye, Greg Norman and Jack Nicklaus in signature golf destinations in North America, Australia and Asia. Pacific Links offers a unique membership structure whose main feature is reciprocal access to multiple clubs around the world with tour-quality design, strong character and the ability to deliver a memorable golf experience in a cosmopolitan golf location.

In Hawai'i, Pacific Links owns and operates Kapolei Golf Club (home of the Pacific Links Hawai'i Championship), Royal Hawaiian Golf Club, Olomana Golf Links, Mākaha Valley Country Club (East), and Mākaha Golf Club (West), currently under renovation by Greg Norman. Pacific Links also owns Pete Dye Golf Club (#45 on Golf Digest's ranking of America's 100 Greatest Courses) in West Virginia, Dove Canyon in California and Southern Highlands, SouthShore and DragonRidge Golf Clubs in Nevada. Pacific Links is also building The 27 Club in Tianjin, China, which is scheduled to open in 2015. Pacificlinks.com.

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